It\u2019s finally warm outside! You open the windows and let fresh air circulate throughout your home.\u00a0 At first it feels exhilarating.\u00a0 You take a deep breath and revel in the sweet aroma of springtime. \u00a0But now, a few hours later, you feel hot and sweaty.\u00a0 So, what now? You do what most people do at this point — turn on your AC!!Fast forward a couple of hours later:\u00a0 you still feel hot and sweaty and now, you\u2019re also feeling anxious and irritable.\u00a0 It\u2019s dawned on you that there\u2019s something terribly wrong!\u00a0 Your heart sinks because you realize that your AC is broken, right at the start of the air conditioning season.Take it from the Coop! It sounds a little dramatic but every year around this time, our phone rings off the hook with calls from homeowners throughout Bucks County and the surrounding areas with similar scenarios.\u00a0 They turn on their AC the first hot day of the year, realize it\u2019s broken, and their anxiety level starts climbing.\u00a0 You needn\u2019t panic!! \u00a0Here are a few things you can do to fix the issue or at least help assess the situation so an HVAC professional can get your AC working again swiftly.Examine your thermostat: make sure the mode is set to \u201ccool\u201d and the temperature is set below the room temperature. Hopefully, it\u2019s one of these simple things that you can fix immediately.\u00a0 If not, you\u2019ll need to dig a little deeper\u2026Check the breaker to your HVAC system to ensure it hasn\u2019t been tripped. If that\u2019s the culprit, just reset the breaker.\u00a0 If it keeps tripping, there\u2019s another underlying issue that needs to be addressed in order to get your AC up and running.Check your air filter. You\u2019d be amazed at how much havoc a dirty air filter can cause.\u00a0 Replace or clean it, if needed.Inspect your air vents to ensure they\u2019re open, clean, and unobstructed by rugs or furniture. Wipe with a damp towel if they\u2019re dusty.Examine your indoor equipment for signs of water on or surrounding your equipment. Your air conditioner usually drains about 10 gallons of moisture in a 24 hour period, so if you get a clog in your condensate drain, for example, the result could be very damaging to your home \u2013 particularly if you don\u2019t notice it right away.Next, check your outdoor equipment for signs of pooling water or ice forming on the equipment, piping, or connections.Once you\u2019ve identified an issue, or if you can\u2019t find anything glaringly wrong but your air conditioner still isn\u2019t working properly, your next step is to call a professional heating and cooling company, like Cooper Mechanical, that will assess the situation and repair your equipment.\u00a0 If you found ice on the indoor or outdoor equipment, turn off the system and let everything thaw before the technician arrives so that a complete diagnosis can be made.Sometimes, no matter how skilled the service technician is, the equipment can\u2019t be fixed due to its age and availability of replacement parts or the extent of the issue.\u00a0 When that occurs, let a professional contractor, like Cooper Mechanical, help you select the best AC replacement for your home.\u00a0 Our team of installers are trained to perform all types of AC installations meticulously and efficiently, regardless of the complexity.Here\u2019s one more recommendation that may save you lots of time and money.\u00a0 Be sure to sign-up for yearly preventative maintenance.\u00a0 It really is the best way to make sure your AC is ready to perform when you need it the most.\u00a0 A service technician will thoroughly examine your air conditioning system inside and outside, clean and tune-up the system, and if there are any issues, get them resolved quickly, with minimum discomfort to you.\u00a0 Cooper Mechanical is there for you when you need us!\u00a0 We can be reached at 610-228-4405.\u00a0 24\/7 for emergencies.